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Egypt killed tourists with US weapons. An American survivor wants justice

April Corley was with a tour group when military fired upon them with rockets. Now she’s asking the US to halt the sale of more weaponry to Egypt
Soldiers leave a helicopter during an operation near the Bahriyah Oasis in the Western Desert of Egypt, an area where Egyptian forces mistakenly attacked a group of Mexican tourists, killing 12 people. Photograph: AP

A US woman who survived an attack by the Egyptian military on a group of tourists is now fighting to prevent the sale of the US-made weaponry that left her permanently scarred.

April Corley from San Diego and her Mexican boyfriend Rafael Bejarano were traveling with a tour group in Egypt’s White Desert in September 2015 when they were attacked by Egyptian military, who later claimed they mistook the group for jihadist militants.

“I was doing cartwheels in the sand, Rafael was taking pictures of me. Then all of a sudden

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